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Jan 23, 2012 5:00pm EST
expressing his sympathy. brad bell, abc7 news. >> the pennsylvania governor called for all flags to be flown at half mast today in honor of joe paterno, who died from lung cancer yesterday. the a steady stream of people continue to visit his statue in state college and a tribute to the man known as joe pa. jay korff is live. >> people all across the region continue to flock here outside of the statement -- stadium to joe paterno's statue. he will be laid to rest in a private ceremony on wednesday and there will be three days of public memorials for the iconic coach. >> i'm having a hard time believing. >> a bleak rainy day in state college felt in tune with this community's brief. >> not a fitting end to a one of man's life. >> he died sunday of lung cancer of the age of 85. >> we're going to miss him so much. he meant so much to the university. >> she drove three hours so she could place flowers and her daughter had a hand written letter. >> she wrote, "i love you joe pa." >> no other major football coach has won as much as he did. his motto, success through honor, it's a painful hit when a
Jan 6, 2012 2:40am PST
i have ever had at abc news. the most fun i had. seriously. i loved it. the best thing ever. >> 20 years old. almost legal. that's not bad. had a lot of big moments in those two decades. and i have been very lucky to have been a part of one in particular. and i'm sure you have got more moments in your future. because frankly, any show that has a polka in it, it's destined for greatness. happy birthday, "world news now." >> happy birthday, "world news now." 20 years. well i have been at abc for 25 years. i got you beat by five years. co->is ang b just wanted to take a moment to thank everybody at "world news now" for a emmon on that incrlsho i mwo for "world news now." oh. we never won emmies on "world news now." but we should have. happy birthday. >> happy anniversary, "world news now." 20 years. so proud to have been a part of the show even as a substitute anchor every once in a while. the best thing about being on that show are the people and the hours. who can beat staying up at 2:00 in the morning? just kidding. love the fans. love the show. happy anniversary. congratulations.
Jan 7, 2012 12:01am PST
and that the abc has complete control over that period the commission can impose commissions related to land use issues such as hours of operation. but the application for the liquor licence is separate and the city entities that represent the city and give recommendations to the abc as to conditions on any liquor license or whether a liquor licence should be granted, so the commission could recommend to the board of supervisors that it recommend to the abc not to grant a liquor license in this particular situation. that is my understanding. >> if i could follow that up for a second. does that mean that when this commission has approved a story going in that has stated it is not going to have a liquor license, it could, six months later, without anything to do with the city, apply for one and obtain one? >> i think it is the zoning -- i am not sure about that. if the commission would like to take a recess, i can find out the answer to that question to. president olague: >> i do not see her back but maybe you can go for with some more comments. commissioner moore: i wanted to comment generically
Jan 17, 2012 6:00pm EST
the skirmish, only four arrests and all day. live on capitol hill, scott thuman, abc 7 news. >> more coverage of the day's protests on our website >> in the meantime, breaking news from the occupy d.c. movement, a house congressional oversight committee will hold a meeting on who made the decision to allow indefinite camping at the park. but officials from the department of health will testify at next tuesday's hearing. >> new information on the deadly cruise ship disaster overseas. the death toll has risen and the captain heading to court. 11 people confirmed dead and five more bodies found just today. 20 others remain unaccounted for. recordings released today shows the ship captain had abandoned ship and refused to go back. we are live in the satellite center with the very latest on the investigation. >> among the 20 missing passengers and crew, a couple from minnesota. the search continues. new recordings are taking aim at the ship's captain. italian prosecutors accusing the ship's captain of manslaughter causing a shipwreck, and abandoning the costa concordia carrying more tha
Jan 9, 2012 6:30am EST
%. and abc2 news sherrie johnson is standing by with more on the contest of what he shaping to be a race for second or third place. >> reporter: a lot of eyes are on new hampshire. that's right the battle is a ballet for second place. mitt romney holds a big lead and romney's biggest competition was from occupy protesters at a campaign event. now with romney favored to win the other candidates are pinning their hopes on the next primary. south carolina on january 21st where rick santorum and rickperry campaign on sunday and newt gingrich is focused on. >> this president has caused a deepening recession and responsible for 25 million americans being out of work or stop work or not being able to gut full-time jobs. >> i think we have clearly begun to set the stage for south carolina. we have clearly begun to describe the gap between massachusetts moderate and reagan conservative. >> reporter: all candidates are back in new hampshire for one last day of campaigning except for rick perry who remains in south carolina. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >> it was a emotional night in arizona. thousa
Jan 31, 2012 5:00pm EST
made from a disposable cellphone. police are looking for any of affirmation. autria godfrey abc7 news. of >> more breaking news in maryland. a major mass for thousands of drivers on the baltimore washington parkway. this is a fatal crash involving two vehicles, one person dead, and an unknown number of other people may be injured. the southbound parkway is completely shut down that route 450. road closures are expected to last throughout the evening rush hour. we will keep you posted. another big story at 5:00 primary day in florida and all eyes are on the sunshine state after the first three election events resulted in three different winners. >> polling stations were packed and the last polls will close at 8:00 p.m. tonight. rebecca cooper is in florida with the importance of today's primary. >> it is all an important. we managed to catch up with mitt romney today when he had a few minutes to relax by the swimming pool here in tampa. he feels good about the race. it's important that he comes out number one why why? because this state is winner- take-all and there are 50 delegates at
Jan 13, 2012 5:00pm EST
for so long. in upper marlboro, brad bell abc7 news. >> the work for decades teaching in the facilities but set a statement saying they felt his sentencing was just. >> following a home invasion in temple hills. this was at 6:30 a.m., and they use the victim's car to make a getaway. they are looking into whether this is the same suspect responsible for an assault in bethesda earlier this week. they have put out this vehicle description -- a white honda civic, maryland license plate 6ae 9788. we switch gears now and talk about the weather. winter is finally arrived. >> along with a lot of wind out there. doug hill is standing by with the latest on the weekend. >> the storm scans has plenty of whether continuing of the great lakes. we are clear and cold everywhere across the area. let's have a look live in annapolis. temperatures there in the upper 30's. temperatures will fall quickly. the wind did advisory has canceled early but winter weather advisory still out in the higher elevations. the main story is the wind. 32 in quantico and frederick. wind chill into the 20 box's. it feels like
Jan 24, 2012 5:00pm EST
injured. the investigation into these fight clubs continues. stephen she debt, abc7 news. -- stephen tschida. >> there will soon be no w moer sleeping at mcpherson square. national parks service says they will start enforcing a no camping ban. protesters will get a final warning before they get the boot. more on the growing tensions on abc7 news at 6:00. >> the weather was unbelievably mild the day, but we're keeping our eye on a storm coming this way, but it looks like it will be rain and no snow. >> doug hill has the first look at the forecast. >> let the way it's looking now but remember the way these systems start overnight or just before sunrise. you need to keep the door open just a little bit for a mix of snow or ice. this mother is just terrific. clear skies outside of the belfort furniture weather center. here is a time lapse from fairfax this morning. but sometimes, dense fog, but the western wind went to work on it. we will check out these very mild temperatures in the low to mid 60's. so much warmer than yesterday. 20 degrees warmer in fredericksburg than yesterday. we wi
Jan 4, 2012 6:30am EST
governor. linda so, abc2 news. >>> looking at news around station in -- nation in bit, abc2 news your place for all things related to the white house click on the news and let's look around nation for a fire that is out and amazingly no one was hurt what gas line exploded. crews for the gas company are trying to figure out what happened. that caused the pipe to rupture. neighbors say snow and ash was coming out of the sky and the entire sky was lit up. >> black armageddon. >> i was on the couch and i went after the doors and tried to shut them and the force was so strong that i couldn't get them shut. >>> the garage door of one home was damaged by the explosion and across the street vinyl siding was melted but no serious damage or injuries from the blast other than that. >>> in western massachusetts a. large fire engulfed a lumberyard. firefighters spent four hoist working to contain the flames that kept them in the yard. they headed out around midnight and nearby homes and businesses were not damaged. >>> a serious problem for one family in florida. # 0,000 bees -- 09,000 bees. they set up
Jan 9, 2012 11:00pm EST
. thanks. new at 11:00, authorities have their suspect in a murder that happened five years ago. abc 2 news is in the newsroom with more o p that tonight. >> reporter: the case might have gone cold if it hasn't been for cold case investigators. >> it happened early in the morning, august 12th, 2006 after closing time at the my place bar along annapolis road, a man and a woman were robbed and then got into their vehicle, and wound up shooting the man in head. 47-year-old benjamin curtis was killed. now four and a half years later, investigators say that this is the man who did it. william mcdonald who is already in custody, in connection with the robbery in montgomery county. >> in this day and age, the police have more and more and better and better investigative tools for cold investigations. >> one month after the murder, police in new jersey found the hand gun used in the killing of curtis, but there was no link to a suspect until recently. they will only say they got new information late last year that was corroborated with cell phone records from the cell phone area. >> we were able to
Jan 13, 2012 11:00pm EST
will it be on game day. abc2 news at 11:00 starting right now. >> in this town every friday, this one is the purplist by far. the raven haves a chance to take a big step to super -- second super bowl win. abc2 christy sanford is live with a look at how the fans are getting ready and purple looks really good behind me. >> reporter: they're 11-5 in the regular season. one of those five losses was to the baltimore ravens the fans are competent. they believe they can take a big step towards indianapolis on sunday. it's a ravens wrap for a playoff purple friday. if gnattic chris russell says he came up with the lyrics after last year regular season lost to pittsburgh. >> i focused on the positive that's all i want to do is encourage everybody and lift everybody up after such a horrible lost. >> reporter: no problem keeping a positive with the ravens caravan bringing the marching band and cheerleaders to locations all over the area today. >> the baltimore fans love the ravens and they love and support their team. >> they come out early in the morning. >> reporter: even governor got into the act at the prac
Jan 20, 2012 12:00pm EST
with disabilities at 1-800-974-6006 >> live and in hd, this is "abc 7 news at noon," on your side. this is abc 7 breaking news. >> we begin with the storm watch. police in prince george's county surging right now for two suspects in a home invasion. incident happened about an hour ago in 8400 block of carrollton parkway in new carrollton. one person inside the house was injured. police are searching for two men wearing black ski masks possibly armed. if we will continue tracking this story and give you updates as they become available. you also want to get ready because winter is on its way back to our region. that begins in a few hours. adam caskey is tracking this from the weather center. what is the latest? >> it looks like the wintry mix will begin close to about 10:00 p.m. this evening and into the nighttime if we will see areas of snow and sleet. then changed to freezing rain early tomorrow morning in some spots. by the midday and afternoon tomorrow at least locally and for the majority of our viewing area we will have areas of cold rain. right now it's 27 in winchester, 35 in the district
Jan 2, 2012 5:30pm PST
arrest, all thanks to a rookie cop and this surveillance tape. abc's david wright is in los angeles with the news today. david? >> reporter: good evening, diane. this is one of the carports set is blaze last night and you can still smell the fumes, and multiple this scene by more than 50. you can see how this arson spree has terrorized these neighborhoods. even though authorities now believe they have a suspect in custody, they're still running extra patrols and still urging residents to keep their lights on at night. the prime suspect now charged with arson was arrested on sunset boulevard early this morning. sources directly involved in the case tell abc news one of the first things he said was "i hate america." >> he's got this big smile on his face like he's the joker. >> reporter: a rookie sheriff's deputy was the first to spot the suspect driving a minivan with canadian license plates matching the description of a vehicle seen at some of the fires. investigators tell abc news a search of the van turned up flammable materials matching what sparked the fires. police also noticed
Jan 3, 2012 4:00am PST
the caucuses tonight. ron paul, mittromney, and romne santorum, who has seen a recent surge of support. >> abc's t.j. winick is live in des moines, where a year of campaigning comes down to today. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: rob and paula, good morning to you. the race out here has really been like a game of musical chairs. well, the music will stop for good tonight. and as you said, right now, it appears one of three men has a chance at grabbing that final chair. and all of the momentum, as they leave iowa. what's old is new again in iowa, ith mitt romney on top of the polls. the former massachusetts governor continues to tote his chops as a private sector businessman, the cure to america's economic ills. >> i want america to become the economic engine it has been in the past. >> reporter: but the real comeback kid in the heartland may be senator rick santorum, who didn't register on polls but has seen a last-minute surge. his last day was clearly aimed on romney. >> money doesn't buy iowa. >> rick santorum has a strong message that can reach out to evangelicals. he's one of the few candi
Jan 6, 2012 11:00pm EST
>>> now "abc2 news at 11. >>> tonight we go back to east baltimore with a question who would want to kill miss mary. i am cheryl connor the latest on a house fire that turned into a homicide investigation into a 8 # 4-year-old -- 8 #- year-old -- 84-year-old woman. >> a dutch boy without a dutch girl to kiss. the missing nome report blamed on ravens fever. >>> and a weekend warmup. i am meteorologist lynette charles. mild temperatures but a deep freeze is around the corner. abc2 news at 11 starts right now. >>> what began as an investigation into the cause of a house fire now turns into the search for a killer. baltimore city police say someone stabbed an 84-year-old woman who was found at her burning home. cheryl connor joins with us more from the east baltimore neighborhood. cheryl. >> reporter: and people who live on east middle street can't imagine someone would want to hurt mary hines a former teach erin principal in city schools. friends say she would give money to anyone in need. someone may have taken a damage -- taken advantage of the generosity. homicide detectives are w
Jan 22, 2012 6:00am PST
of the first to tailgate. parking lots open at 11:30. fans from both teams are ready to claim victory. abc7s nick smith went to a local sports bar where the pregame celebration began last night. >> let's go giants! >> let's go giants! >> giants fans have invaded san francisco. and if sheer enthusiasm were enough to secure the nfc championship game, the crowd at aces bar in knob hill, packed to the rafters with nfl games, could decide the title game themselves. giants players arrived in san francisco to a throng of fans, focused, wearing headphones and appearing to be in complete game mode and bar owners are also in game mode. >> had to order extra beer. >> lefty o'dooles is one spot. and bar owners across the city all stressed a common theme. >> we are going to beef up security just because we know how intense the fans are in this neighborhood. >> there will be no rowdiness, no fist fights, no name-calling. everyone will be one happy family or otherwise they won't be here. >> and bar owners aren't alone. >> it's a game. >> as part of a plan for increased security, the nfl and the sfpd will d
Jan 10, 2012 6:00am PST
to be extended and open up as early as 2016. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >>> :02. this morning a santa rita escapee is back behind bars. deputies are looking into how an inmate escaped from the jail in dublin. jose franco was brought back to the jail around 10:00 last night. he was in jail on burglary charges, vanished around 2:00 yesterday afternoon. seven hours later somebody spotted him at a chevron station and called 911. he was captured, still wearing the blue pants and brown shirt marked alameda county jail. investigators aren't sure how he slipped away from the sheriff's bus that was taking him back to jail i have an court appearance. >>> this morning oakland police asking for help identifying a hit-and-run driver who killed a pedestrian before midnight. police say a man crossing the street was hit by a dark colored full sized van possibly a chevy or gmc. witness told police the driver, a man in his 30s or 40s, got out, looked at the victim then got back in his vehicle and drove away the victim's name has not been released. >>> morning this novato police getting help in trying to nap
Jan 3, 2012 11:35pm PST
90 calorie bar. ♪ >>> this is an abc news election update. the iowa caucuses. >>> good evening. i'm terry moran and we're breaking in because we can bring you tonight at long last, after an extraordinary night here in des moines, iowa, the results of the iowa caucuses. yes, there is a winner in the closest caucuses in history. and here it is. mitt romney has just been declared by the iowa republican party the winner. but look at this vote total. he defeats senator rick santorum by 8 votes out of 60,000. 60,000 between them, 120,000 all told. and coming up in third place, just behind him, ron paul in a strong showing here with a fervent, passionate support. he goes on. newt gingrich coming in fourth. texas governor rick perry, michele bachmann, and jon huntsman bringing up the rear there. but what an extraordinarily close race, just minutes ago here in des moines. the chairman of the republican party made the announcement. >> but i can report with 1770 precincts reporting, governor mitt romney received 30,015 votes. senator rick santorum received 30,007 votes. congratulations to go
Jan 13, 2012 4:30am PST
sweeney, abc7 news. >>> this morning a woman suspected of biting the faces of two young children at a mountain view bookstore is charged with felony child abuse. authorities say 46-year-old polly beltramo of palo alto was arrested at a starbucks. a mother called police around 1:00 yesterday afternoon after she said a woman bit the cheek of her toddler and infant son. in the children's section of bookbuyer's on castro street. >> girl started running to her mother saying that lady bit me. she had a big wealth or something on her cheek, red -- a big welt or something on her cheek. then the boy a couple months old starts screaming. his cheek was bleeding. >> beltramo ran out of the store they were able to track her down the mother positively identified the suspect the two children were treated at the bookstore. the store owners say bites were not too terrible. >>> police are asking for the public's help in identifying two suspects who they believe shot and killed a 39-year-old man in front of his son in east oakland. the department released these sketches. the gunman is described as 17 to 20-year-
Jan 19, 2012 11:00am PST
. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >>> san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi will make his first court appearance in a few hours from now on domestic violence charges. yesterday his wife eliana lopez went on a venezuelan radio station discussing the case against mirkarimi. she claims the charges are politically motivated and she is standing by her husband. lopez told a neighbor mirkarimi abused her during an argument on new year's eve. the neighbor took video of a bruise on lopez's arm. mirkarimi says he will fight the charges and will not resign as sheriff. >> rain is here. maybe not are, but in the north bay at least >> let's check in with mike now. first live look at the mount tam camera in marin camera, it is . it does look a little damp. >> up 2800 feet definitely wet we are waiting for a lot to fill into the lower elevations. you can see radar returns between i-80 highway 4 and also 24 and heading into the central valley behind me the marin county coast, sonoma county coast latest update you can see impressive radar returns from sea ranch down to bodega bay, santa rosa, that whol
Jan 25, 2012 11:00pm PST
oakland city hall, alan wang, abc7 news. >> alan, thank you. >>> occupy oakland protesters plan to close down the air rt po. occupy leaders announced a march this saturday from city hall to an abandoned building. they plan on taking over the vie can't building -- vacant building and making it their new home, their base of operations. if they ar evicted they may have a shut down of the port or blockade the airport. >> a third woman has come forward to accuse new san francisco sheriff of abuse. >> also today, the sheriff hired a new attorney. leslie brinkley is here with the latest on this case. leslie? >> reporter: he is set to appear in san francisco superior court at 2:30 tomorrow. it is to try and get a restraining order lifted so he can see his wife and his two-year-old son again. but there are new developments for the sheriff. when he walks into court, this man will not be by his side. attorney robert wagner told us he is no longer on the case. instead, high-profile attorney lidia stiglich will represent the sheriff. in a written statement, she says "we are confident that the sheriff
Jan 28, 2012 5:30pm PST
begin with abc's jon karl in pensacola florida. >> reporter: mitt romney is surging in florida but he's taking no chances. at a rally in panama city, he lashed out at newt gingrich, bringing up in 1997 he was fined $300,000 by the house ethics committee for alleged tax violations. >> we allow him to lead our party. what happened four years later? well, he was fined for ethics violations. he ultimately had to resign in disgrace. >> reporter: while romney hammers gingrich on the stump, his campaign is up with a highly unusual ad in florida that consists of nothing but an nbc news report from the night he was fined. >> they found him guilty of ethics violations. they charged him a very large financial penalty. >> reporter: nbc asked the romney campaign to stop airing the ad, but one adviser told us they plan to keep airing it until florida's primary on tuesday. the newt gingrich campaign said the ad is dishonest. because two years after he was fined, gingrich was found not guilty by any violation by the irs. gingrich says he plans to continue his campaign no matter what happens here in f
Jan 10, 2012 4:30am PST
is going to burn down a house. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> in the central valley an animal rights group claiming responsibility for a fire. it happened before dawn sunday morning. 14 tractor trailer rigs were set on fire and destroyed at the site near i-5 and highway 145. arson investigators are looking into it. north american animal liberation says it is behind the fires. it sent out an e-mail with specific details. >>> this morning a nevada man charged with killing four women will learn what kind of evidence prosecutors have. 77-year-old man will have a defense attorney this time. he tried representing himself in court. he's denying that he murdered four northern california women between 1977 and 1994. last september the judge ruled that he must have an attorney because he could face the death penalty if convicted. a public defender was appointed at his expense. >>> the deal to extend bart is -- construction could begin this spring once the federal money is secured. the first phase of the bart extension will go from fremont. the second phase to downtown san jose and santa clara. santa
Jan 11, 2012 4:30am PST
to take weekly counseling sessions for a year. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> 4:33. this morning san jose police are looking for possibly more victims as an elementary schoolteacher faces child molestation charges. 35-year-old craig chandler is accused of aggravated assault on a child between august and october of last year. san jose police will not say fit happened during school hours or if the child was -- a student there. they worry there may be more victims because chandler has been a teacher at the school for nine years. most recently he thought a combo class he is scheduled for court friday. >>> in oakland, police investigating fatal shooting second homicide of the year. shooting reported on the 6500 block of foothill boulevard 9:00 last night. when officers got there a man was found with gunshot wounds pronounced dead at the scene ii >>> this morning a 5-year-old girl is waking up in her own bed. -- she was sleep in the back of her family's car when it was stolen in front of their house yesterday. >> reporter: 5-year-old slept through the ordeal. her father said the family just ret
Jan 18, 2012 6:30am EST
aground and long gone when the evacuation order was given. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> and check headlines from around the nation, at sunrise investigators across -- in los angeles will resume the search for clues in a murder case. a man's head was found in a plastic bag by two women who were walking with dogs. investigators are going to try to come up with a sketch of the victim to come up with a positive id. >>> and a startling discover during a traffic stop in tennessee. officers discovered 128 dogs in a u-haul truck twhre. crapped in three or four to crate and packed-side. officers say it's likely -- packed inside. officers say it's likely they were not walked and two women are charged with animal cruelty in the case. >>> now to this hot topic. an antiprofanity crusader is asking abc to pull tonight's episode of modern family war toddler appears to use a bleeped out curse word but the toddler said fudge when the show taping for abc but has not commented so if she said fudge you can figure out what the word s we want to know what you -- is. we want toe -- we want to know what
Jan 19, 2012 6:30am EST
of errors in counting within some of iowa's precincts. >>> and tonight abc will air anexclusive interview the of one of newt gingrich two former wives to breaks her silence. that's at 11:30 right here on abc2. this interview some say could rocket newt gingrich campaign. and new a 6-year-old girl is found alone in an apartment. abc2 news linda so is here with how it happened and what the mother is telling police. >> the mother told police she was buying groceries but when police found the girl she told them her mom was at the gym. they believe she was home alone for an hour and a half and was found after 7 when police and fire responded to the apartment in the 6400 block of rock forest drive in bethesda. she was trying to make something in the toaster oven when it set off the smoke detector cement wandered out of the apartment and a neighbor saw -- death r detechor. she wandered out of the apartment -- detector. she wandered out of the apartment and a neighbor found her. the mother was given a criminal citation and could face more charges. >>> 6:33. a yornlga -- georgia mother faces charge
Jan 24, 2012 5:30pm PST
to go over them. and abc's david muir spent the day with the romney campaign, reporting in from orlando, florida, tonight. david? >> reporter: diane, good evening. for the first time in a month, in the daily gallup tracking poll, newt gingrich is now inching ahead of mitt romney. and from mitt romney tonight, something we haven't seen before. not in his race for senate. not in his race for governor. as you mentioned, diane, we're now seeing his tax returns. >> today, too many factory floors are silent. >> reporter: as mitt romney spoke from a hollowed factory where blue-collar workers once made their living, today, a brand-new view of how mitt romney makes his. that 2010 tax return and the estimate for 2011, showing romney earned more than $42 million over two years solely from investments. romney did not have a job. paying about $6.2 million in taxes over two years. his tax rate? in 2010, about 13.9%, perfectly legal under the current tax code, which allows americans to pay a much lower rate, a capital gains tax, when their earnings come from investments, and not a job. >> if he were a
Jan 12, 2012 5:30pm PST
system, bearing down on the midwest. and abc's weather editor, sam champion, is tracking the storm from chicago tonight, where it's 22 and cold. sam? >> reporter: good evening, diane. and tonight, a reminder of what winter should be. cold air and blowing snow. we say that because this time last year, chicagoland had about 22 inches of snow. tonight, they're bracing for their first significant snow of the season. the storm is throwing a brutal punch of winter, from colorado to kentucky, causing dangerous travel conditions and at least two deaths in iowa. in chicago, more than 500 flights were cancelled. and people are rushing to stock up on shovels and salt, for their biggest snowfall this season so far. >> we'll shovel it out, lay down the salt, and hope it all goes away by monday. that's all you can do. >> reporter: but, it's been an odd year. chicago usually receives one-third of its snowfall by this time. that's usually about 14 inches. this winter? they have barely gotten any. officially, 1.7 inches. that's because the arctic air mass that for weeks has been kept far north by the je
Jan 2, 2012 6:30pm EST
boulevard early this morning. sources directly involved in the case tell abc news one of the first things he said was "i hate america." >> he's got this big smile on his face like he's the joker. >> reporter: a rookie sheriff's deputy was the first to spot the suspect driving the minivan with canadian license plates matching the description from some of the fires. investigators tell abc news a search of the van turned up flammable materials matching what sparked the fires. bliss also noticed that ponytail, grain in images from security cameras showed a man in a ponytail too leaving a parking garage where a car was set on fire. >> the driver was detained and investigators with arson task force were notified. subsequent to interviewing this individual he was placed under arrest. >> reporter: a total of 5 afires since last week, set in a five-mile swath right up the middle of town including a dozen new fires overnight. so many blazes authorities weren't sure if they were dealing with one firebug or a series of copycats. most started in carports or garages, some spread to nearby buildings before
Jan 17, 2012 5:00pm EST
attention. altria godfrey, abc 7 news. questioning the latest on the deadly kreuz disaster in italy. rescuers have found five more bodies bringing the death toll to 11. they have blasted a hole in the side of the ship. the captain of the costa concordia appeared in court today. the captain said he stayed on board until the ship was evacuated, but a recorded conversation with the coast guard could prove otherwise. he could be charged with resisting orders to go back to the ship. more than 20 passengers and crew members are still missing including a couple from minnesota. a west virginia family is thankful their daughter survive that cruise ship disaster. the story she tells is hard to imagine. suzanne kennedy is back with this family's story. >> she does not know how to swim, so she knew she was in a live bird death situation when the boat struck a rock. -- was in a life or death situation. she struggled to get off the ship of. >> it was supposed to be a vacation and quickly turned into a nightmare. >> it has been completely surreal. it is hard at this point now that i am back,, to e
Jan 30, 2012 5:00pm EST
the television cameras leave that that is when they will return. libra from mcpherson square, abc7 news. >> what do you think of the occupiers? are they starting to wear out their welcome? we asked on their facebook page national park service was doing the right thing by enforcing the law. 90% said yes, 10% said no. wilkins did to monitor the situation. in the meantime, if you want to see more prose, go to our website -- more photos, go to >> a deadly traffic accident have shut down parts of interstate 81 in both directions. news chopper 7 is live over the crash, and it is causing a major back up. the tractor-trailer was partially dangling over an embankment. three other cars were involved. one person was drawn from a car. the conditions of the other drivers are unknown, and we will follow that breaking news. the latest on a man found dead in prince george's county well. today, we learn how he died. his body was found at the bottom of the well on thursday. we are live with his now a murder investigation. brad. >> even though the body has been found, we have learned the mystery of his d
Jan 2, 2012 5:00am PST
'm eric thomas. this is an abbreviated edition of the abc7 news we are go from 5 to 6, then "good morning america" takes off. the first monday of 2012 finds 10 looking for some place to live and arson investigators looking for the cause of the fire that displaced them. katie marzullo is live in the 1300 block of masonic avenue where the fire broke out. >> reporter: as of last night this was considered a crime there are crews still on the scene at this hour they are doing fire watch making sure no hot spots erupt on nobody guys -- nobody goes in or out. it did break out last night inside a two-unit apartment. then it spread to at least two other buildings,. witnesses and evacuees were scared and some described those first moments when they realized what was happening last night >> the fire just started getting out of control the flames were coming way up out of the hours. >> they go hey everybody out. my wife was sleeping upstairs. i went running for her itch >> reporter: the fire burned for just about an hour, the fire chief told us luckily it was not a hot and windy night and crews did a
Jan 11, 2012 11:00pm EST
. an attacker strikes to homes and sexually assaulted a woman. >> or the case stands tonight. abc 7 news starts now. >> live and in hd, this is abc7 news at 11. acrossowing alert county after an twiceer strikes at least assaults one of his victims. broke into two homes. we are live in the weeds in the neighborhood. neighborhood. thece believe this is where struck first yesterday around 10:00. it was a brazen crime because it daylight. happened in this row of town houses. check out how many townhouses are around. there were a lot of folks all woman does dr. she was robbed at gunpoint. -- to sell a woman after she was robbed at gunpoint. neighbors were still in shock what happened at this home in bethesda. >> this is a very peaceful neighborhood. like this ever happens here. >> next-door neighbor told us was very afraid and was told all doors. police say this man is wanted in connection with the cases. he used a credit cards stolen from the bethesda victims at pharmacy. can see the security camera image.ught his neighbors near yesterday's home invasion were already on edge. after learning police
Jan 1, 2012 5:30pm PST
's abc's abbie boudreau. >> reporter: police tonight announcing a possible break in the case. surveillance video of a person of interest, as police search for a serial arsonist responsible for a string of fires set in los angeles. >> the actions here in the last 72 hours here in these communities have kept the public safety professionals up at night. >> reporter: it's being called the worst wave of arson in 20 years in l.a. fortunately, no one has been injured. >> i could have died with my children. >> reporter: even as firefighters and police officers doubled and tripled their manpower throughout the city, the increased surveillance was not enough to stop a serial arsonist from striking again. seven more fires. investigators say most of the fires began as car fires. but the flames quickly spread to nearby structures and apartment buildings. >> by the time i got out there, the whole carport was engulfed. >> reporter: arson investigators are searching for clues and also building a psychological profile of the arsonist. >> they do it for recognition or fame. and often times we
Jan 16, 2012 6:00am PST
14 years since the san francisco 49ers played in the nfc championship game. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> 6:03 now. this is the martin luther king holiday. for volunteers in the bay area and across the country it is so much more. they are using it as a call to action to help those in need. amy hollyfield is live in oakland at lake merritt to explain. >> reporter: lake merritt they call the jewel of oakland. they are saying come out here and cleanup around this lake. use this day as a day to come and work on the community. they are encouraging people to clean around the shores and the gardens and surrounding area. organizers are calling this a day on, not a day off. here's some video of people serving last year across the bay area. they would like to see thousands get out and make a difference today. even president obama has called for people to think of this as a day of service. coretta scott king says this day is not only for celebrations and remembrance, but above all, a day of service. projects around the bay area include weeding in parks, planting trees and clearing trails. most
Jan 10, 2012 5:00pm EST
. reporting live in arlington suzanne kennedy, abc7 news. >> we want to know if you would consider changing your commute if metro raises their fares again. we ask the question on our facebook page. 75% said yes. 25% said no. you can go to our facebook page to let us know what you think about the rate hike proposal. cut this time yesterday, we were seeing snow falling. >> a lot of sunshine today too. doug hill is in the weather center with the first track of the weather. >> hello alison and leon. i wish the weather would stay this way, but that is not the case. what an interesting weathered a we had with the heavy fog we had this morning. watch the snow melt through the day. clear bobbitt, then all it takes is temperatures in the 50's and the snow was all gone. clouds will move in ahead of the next storm system. temperatures still very mild. updated temperatures now but to what in washington, 56 in quantico 56 in gaithersburg. clouds will be rolling in tonight as this high-pressure moves offshore and the next low pressure area moves up through the tennessee river valley bringing rain come ex
Jan 5, 2012 11:00pm EST
go on abc 2 news at 11 which starts right now. >>> its been a busy day for firefighter in an area. >> let's go there. that's where a woman was recaused from the top level in her apartment building that happened at the tall pines apartments that sits right behind the baltimore washington medical center. cheryl connor is there with the latest. >> reporter: windows are boarded up and many people are unable to go home after a fire at the tall pines apartments in glenn burnee. a 64 year old woman tonight had to be rescued but we're told she will survive. >> he ran outside when a fire broke out in his apartment building. >> all i heard was screaming at first and i hope opened the door and i see a hot of smoke. >> she saw the motion that came from rescuing a 64 year old woman from the third floor. they had to work through heavy smoke and flames. >> the quickest way was to get her out of the window. >> she was transported in serious condition, baltimore washington medical center a few blocks away and treated for smoke inhalation. two others were taken in for minor injuries, just one apart
Jan 5, 2012 11:00am PST
administrator. we'll have that tonight at 4:00, 5 and 6:00, if in fact it happens. 6:00 terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> jobs report is positive sign for hiring. labor department says the number getting unemployment benefits fell 15,000 last week to 372,000 the fourth drop in five weeks. officials say when applications fall below 375,000 consistently it signals hiring is strong enough to reduce the unemployment rate. the december jobs report comes out tomorrow. >>> still ahead, general motors plans to make changes to the chevy bolt electric cars. >>> it is back! concord residents say it disgusting and making them sick. i'm amy hollyfield, the complete story, next. [ boy ] with box tops for education, you can now earn even more cash for your school with two box tops on brands like old el paso, go-gurt, and green giant. look for specially marked packages in stores now! to earn box tops for education, with eboxtops™. shop at safeway through january 17th, buy five qualifying products and get 20 bonus eboxtops™ that you can redeem online. earn more and learn more at two ways to earn dot com. >>
Jan 3, 2012 11:35pm EST
: from the global resources of abc news, with cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, and terry moran in des moines, iowa, this is a special edition of "nightline," january 3rd, 2012. the iowa caucuses. your voice, your vote. >> good evening, i'm terry moran. and what a night we've had here in iowa. welcome to abc news special coverage of the iowa caucuses. your voice, your vote. iowa has spoken, but not with a clear voice tonight. an incredibly tight horse race. one of the closest in the history of the iowa caucuses. let's go right to the results as of this hour. and you can see just how close this race is. at this hour, rick santorum and mitt romney, locked in virtually a dead heat. look at that. almost 60,000 votes, ca s cast. ron paul coming up a strong third. and the rest of the field, the ones who will have an argument to make to voters that they can go on from here, newt gingrich hammered by negative ads falls to fourth place. rick perry there in fifth. michele bachmann, way down in sixth and jon huntsman didn't even campaign here. so, it is a nail-biter. we want to two r
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